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Algeria’s AlComSat-1 Communications Satellite Launched by Chinese Long March-3B SLV

At 00:40 Beijing time on December 11, 2017, the Alcomsat-1 communications satellite was successfully launched for Algeria from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) aboard a Long March-3B launch vehicle. About 26 minutes after lift-off, according to the data from Xi’an Satellite Tracking and Control Center (XSCC), the Alcomsat-1 satellite was …

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UAE’s Thuraya wins Telecom Review’s Satellite Operator of the Year Award

Thuraya the leading provider of mobile satellite communications has received yet another accolade this year. Presented by Telecom Review during its ninth annual – It’s All About Smart Networking Summit in Dubai, the Satellite Operator of the Year Award was accepted by Ahmed Al Shamsi, Thuraya’s acting Chief Executive Officer. …

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Private space company to return to Apollo 17 landing site – carefully!

On the 45th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 17, the last mission to take humans to the surface of the Moon, commercial space company PTScientists formally pledges that it will respect this site of incredible historical interest. Announcing a partnership with For All Moonkind, Inc., PTScientists is making a …

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UAE’s Yahsat Partners With BlueTown To Connect the Unconnected Across YahClick’s Footprint

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with the Danish technology and Internet Service Provider company BlueTown at AfricaCom 2017. The partnership agreement aims to connect the unconnected by providing high performance Ka-band satellite Internet services combined with BlueTown’s unique last mile solutions in unserved …

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Earth-i to use KSAT’s Ground Stations to Receive First Commercial Full-Colour Video From Space

British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i today provided another update about its progress in building the first constellation in the world to provide full-colour video – and the first European-owned commercial constellation able to provide both video and still images. Last week Earth-i announced that it had ordered the first five …

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KSA’s SaudiGeoSat-1/Hellas-Sat-4 Satellite Assembly Completed and Shipped for Environmental Testing

Lockheed Martin has completed the major assembly of Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and has shipped the communications satellite to its Sunnyvale, California, facility to undergo critical environmental testing.  The first of the modernized LM 2100 satellites, Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 is being built for Arabsat/Hellas Sat and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. It will …

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